- Best tyres for road riding on mtb?
Thinking of doing C to C with my son later this year, we are both a little short of endurance at present but working on it. I think slick tyres would help us, so:-
1/ would slick tyres be ok on the off road bits? And
2/ which tyres would you reccomend?
These would also come in handy when I go off to pyrenees next year in camper van, so I can swap tyres depending on whether riding road or trail. Cheers, Steve.Posted 4 years agomickolasMember
conti sport contact very fast on road, useless off. vittoria rubino 1.5″ fast on road and very durable with a largish air cushion, crap if muddy/loose.
schwalbe hurricane 2.0″ usefully fast on road. good wet or dry. will cope with surprising conditions off road. crap on mud.Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Yeah they look all wrong but they roll really well which will make a big difference on-road. Plus they are dirt cheap. When I used to commute on a HT shod with City Jets I took a diversion onto the trails sometimes. Obviously you have to tone down the gnar a bit, but you won’t die. As long as it’s bone dry. They really don’t like mud.Posted 4 years agosteviecaptMember
i changed from small block 8s, to shwalbe sammy slicks 2.1, they give you a bit of bounce on my rigid mtb, plus they are fast on road, also a bit of grip off road on dry single track, and only 1 puncture in a years cycling, mind you it was a big shard of glass, which would of gone through most tyres.Posted 4 years agonikkMember
I liked Schwalbe Super Motos. They are the light version of the Big Apples. Great for road, and lower the pressure they are great for beach / loose dry stuff, and general dryish trails. Nice and fat so don’t look daft on a MTB, and can run lower pressures for comfort, float, and grip.
Same as any slick type tyre, using them on mud is like being on ice. For summer MTB mixed surface touring, they fit the bill IMHO. Also good for general MTB road fitness training.Posted 4 years ago
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